Costa Brava is one of the most recognizable tourist destinations in Spain. Well-known for every adventure seeker offers many attractions and destinations to explore.
Costa Brava is very diversified but above all purely beautiful. In the next few posts, I will share my experience related to exploring different spots in this area. Each of articles will be dedicated to another town, that you will be able to discover its diversity and thus also magnetism. Today, I want to show you many faces of Blanes.
Gateway to Costa Brava
Blanes is often called a gateway to Costa Brava. It’s a small but beautiful town on the north coast of Spain.
The primary symbol of Blanes is La Palomera – a large symbolic rock in the sea. It’s the beginning of Costa Brava.
Sea views from the botanical garden
There are many destinations you should discover in Blanes. Let’s start with the botanical garden Mar i Murtra considered as the most impressive one in this part of Europe. On the 16-hectares ground, there are many types of Mediterranean plants. During a walk through the green alleys, you can observe incredible views of the sea.
Just behind the main promenade of Blanes, there are hidden some of the most beautiful secret beaches on Costa Brava. The ideal choice for every sunbath lover is the Cala Bona cove.
Cala Bona is hidden behind high cliffs surrounding the main beach in Blanes. As a result, walk to this spot is full of stunning views of the entire city.
Cala Bona is nice and peaceful. Seawater seems to be almost transparent with many azure glares.
Afternoon with Spanish cuisine
The central point of Blanes is a small but charming street. You can find there a lot of local markets and coffee shops.
If you want to try an authentic Spanish cuisine, you have to remember that approximately between 1 pm and 5 pm you can face a problem of finding an open restaurant because it’s a siesta time in Spain. Take a look at restaurants located near the beach and choose a place with Menú del día. It consists two different dishes and dessert (bread and drink included) so that you can taste different kinds of traditional Spanish cuisine.
Public transport from Barcelona to Blanes
Cercanias is the most popular mode of public transportation between Barcelona and Blanes (RENFE operates it). You should get on the R1 train line which goes directly to Blanes. Trains run every 30 minutes; a detailed timetable can be found at RENFE’s website.